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Hi all. New to Mach3 and forum so sorry if I'm missing something basic here. I'm trying to set up my mill for use with a digital edge finder. I learned that Mach3 offers this functionality and have come across numerous videos online that discuss how to set that up.

However, my issue is that my Offsets tab seems to be quite empty - it looks very different from the Offsets tab in the tutorial videos that show various graphics of edge finders, gage blocks, etc. I've attached a pic of what I'm seeing with my Offsets page.

Is there a plugin or addon I need to activate, or something else I need to do to get the full Offsets functionality? This is a licensed copy of Mach3 that came with my Wabeco mill. The Mach3 version is "R3.043.066".  Thanks for any info!

What I'm seeing on my Offsets screen  >:(:


What I've seen online (with the edge-finder functionality, etc.):

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Re: Mach3 Offsets screen not showing edge-finder and other options
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2018, 08:28:31 PM »
You are using a custom screenset. You need to load the default screenset to get what you posted in the second picture.
Gerry

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http://www.thecncwoodworker.com/2010.html

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Re: Mach3 Offsets screen not showing edge-finder and other options
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2018, 08:56:18 PM »
Hi Gary - thanks for the fast response.

I think that makes sense. I just checked the Mach3 page about screen sets and it says "Using a screenset is as simple as opening Mach3, clicking on View – Load Screens, and then selecting the desired screen." When I go to View-Load Screens I see the attached image below. Would you have any idea which of these I should use? I'm just doing basic 2D milling now (and maybe some 3D in the future). Or, would you recommend one of the Screen Sets they list on the Mach3 website (http://www.machsupport.com/software/downloads-updates/screensets/) - like "Aqua Screenset" "Blue Screenset for mills" or some other?

This is what I see available on my machine:


Thanks a ton for any additional thoughts you or anyone can provide. I really appreciate it.

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Re: Mach3 Offsets screen not showing edge-finder and other options
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2018, 09:24:58 PM »
1024.set is the default screen.
I recommend using the default screen until you have a good understanding of how Mach3 works.
Gerry

2010 Screenset
http://www.thecncwoodworker.com/2010.html

JointCAM Dovetail and Box Joint software
http://www.g-forcecnc.com/jointcam.html
Re: Mach3 Offsets screen not showing edge-finder and other options
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2018, 09:29:12 PM »
Gary - got it and will do. Thanks very much.